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first_imgIt has been an eventful year for veteran Bay Area sportscaster Greg Papa.In January, he became the new radio play-by-play announcer for the San Francisco 49ers — a role he never envisioned while holding the same job for the Raiders from 1997 through the 2017 season.Then, last month, he gave up his noon-time sports talk show on KMGZ (95.7 FM — The game) and jumped to KNBR (680-AM), the 49ers flagship station. Beginning Tuesday, July 16, Papa will reunite with his previous KMGZ on-air partner, …last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentThe opioid crisis is devastating countless communities across the state, as Ohioans are now more than two and a half times as likely to die from a drug overdose than a car accident. In fact, Ohio ranks third in the nation for opioid overdose deaths with more than 5,000 Ohioans dying from overdose in 2017 alone.Healthy, drug-free residents are important to a thriving community and economy, which is why Ohio Farm Bureau has joined the Opioid Education Alliance. The alliance, which is composed of more than 40 business, civic and government organizations, has a mission to spread opioid misuse prevention messages through its Denial, OH campaign. The Denial, OH campaign features public service announcements that are set in the fictional town of Denial, Ohio, where residents are “in denial” that their children could become addicted to opioids.Check out the PSAs, and educate yourself, your family and friends on proper prescription opioid use and disposal.Welcome to Denial, OhioPeople in Denial, Ohio  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Poor investments that have not acquired new users.Lack of an aggressive deployment strategy for its high-end smartphones.The fact that Apple and Samsung eat the lion’s share of global smartphone revenue.The first two problems can be remedied if HTC is smart with how it develops its next series of phones and pushes them out to cellular carriers. And that will help with the third problem, too.A Dangerous SituationThe Apple and Samsung duopoly at the top of the smartphone market is not just dangerous for HTC, it spells trouble for every other smartphone maker. Nokia and RIM – two companies that have fully earned their Deathwatch positions – have already felt the pain of competing with the iPhone and Galaxy devices.This is no longer an Android versus iOS issue. This is about whether or not there will be room for any smartphone makers apart from Apple and Samsung. Consumers like choice, especially when it comes to top-of-the-market devices. Competition creates diversity and diversity begets creativity and innovation. If the entire mobile ecosystem comes down to a profit race between Samsung and Apple, the whole market will likely suffer.So, does HTC have a chance to turn things around? The Apple and Samsung duopoly looks strong for the short term. So as of today, HTC is on notice: Find a way to become relevant again or the Deathwatch awaits.  Related Posts Tags:#HTC Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img By many accounts, HTC is the third best smartphone manufacturer in the world. It creates quality devices that consumers like and can go toe-to-toe with anything that rivals Samsung, Apple, Motorola or Nokia throw at it. Yet HTC is slowly dying. As the company’s profits are whittled away, the likes of Apple and Samsung are building an impenetrable duopoly at the to of the market. Sure, the HTC One series sits at the very top of the smartphone market and HTC’s Windows Phone 8 devices rival the quality of those from Microsoft’s preferreed partner Nokia. But HTC is struggling to sell those devices and continues to lose money quarter after quarter – even as Apple and Samsung just grow stronger.Headed For A DeathWatch?The question is whether or not the decline is irreversible. Is HTC one strong quarter away from being a major player again? Or is it a couple more poor quarters away from earning a dreaded spot on the ReadWrite Deathwatch list?HTC’s margin for error continues to shrink. For the third quarter, HTC’s revenue fell 23% from the second quarter and 48% from Q3 2011. Its operating profits were just $167 million, down 76% from the same quarter a year ago. (At least it wasn;t a loss, though.) HTC’s profits have taken a hit due to failed investments, such as Beats Audio and ImageSense, that have failed to entice users away from competitors. HTC also has not released a major device since the HTC One X on AT&T and the EVO 4G LTE on Sprint in May/June. The release of the One X was held up by a patent injunction from Apple, which significantly reduced sales and the company’s second-quarter profit. By the third quarter, consumers were beeing wooed by the Samsung Galaxy S 3 and then the iPhone 5 – and HTC didn’t have anything new to offer as we approach the critical Holiday shopping season.HTC’s Strengths & WeaknessesThe HTC One series are high-quality devices. The company has spent significant marketing dollars in the U.S. (if not quite as much as Samsung and Apple). The company shipped 7.3 million smartphones last quarter, according to IDC, good for fifth behind Samsung, Apple, RIM and ZTE. But HTC’s profit margins are dangerously low. In the third quarter, its margins were 7% and its margins are expected to be around 1% for the holiday season. That makes it difficult for HTC to mount effective marketing campaigns around new devices or spend big bucks on meaningful partnerships able to cut into Samsung and Apple’s lead. HTC’s measly profits come down to three factors: dan rowinski The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

first_img12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… While an Xbox Live Gold premium account is still necessary to unlock online multiplayer gameplay and other online gaming features, a whole slew of other Xbox Live apps will be soon made free to all users, including ESPN, NBA, NHL, UFC, Twitch, Machinima and more. The maneuver might reframe the original video content Microsoft has been planning for the Xbox One, including a documentary about that crazy Atari legend we followed into the desert and at least six original TV shows. Suddenly the Xbox One doesn’t look so unfriendly to the casual living room crowd, which the Xbox One initially seemed to court. Since then, major shifts in policy have come as direct reactions to public outcry among the core gaming set, including controversial DRM, always-on and regional restrictions.It’s easy to look at the pricing news and think Microsoft’s Xbox One isn’t selling. That is indeed the case, but it’s a signal of something bigger.It’s worth noting the news of a $399 Xbox One isn’t a price drop for the console itself—it just shaves off a pricey, required peripheral that no one really wanted, and it gives would-be Xbox One buyers a choice they should’ve had in the the first place. An unbundled Kinect sensor will be available this fall, and odds are that it will be improved over the one that’s currently shipping. From the Xbox Wire blog:“Since the beginning, we have focused on delivering great games and entertainment experiences for you. Your feedback matters to us and it shapes the products and services we build. Your feedback showed up in the Xbox One console we launched back in November and in the monthly updates we’ve delivered since. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#Hulu#Microsoft#Microsoft Xbox#Netflix#Streaming video#Xbox#Xbox Live taylor hatmaker 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Appcenter_img 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… In an about-face to some of its least popular Xbox One policies, Microsoft has proven it’s still listening to its customers—and willing to give gamers what they want.Starting June 9, the company will sell a standalone, Kinect-free version of its Xbox One console for $399. With news of the Kinect unbundling, Microsoft also announced an even more substantial change of heart: that it would unshackle Netflix, Hulu and other streaming entertainment apps from its pricey $60 annual (more paid month-to-month) Xbox Live Gold membership.The Kinect, Microsoft’s 3D motion camera that executes voice and gesture commands, was largely to blame for the substantial price gap (and unit sales) between Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4, which sells for $399. The shift is tied to both a change in strategy and a shift of leadership following last year’s departure of former Xbox chief Don Mattrick to Zynga, and the later loss of Xbox lead Marc Whitten to Sonos. Happily, it appears that Phil Spencer, longtime Microsoft employee and new head of Xbox, isn’t afraid to admit mistakes and shift gears when they need shifting.Netflix, Hulu Free At Last We’ve heard that you want more choices from Xbox One. You want a wide variety of options in your games and entertainment experiences and you also want options in your hardware selection.”The Long GameFor Microsoft, it’s wise to provide those purchasing options ASAP. The Xbox’s uniquely draconian Netflix policy has lived on way too long already and the company needs to lure in video consumers before it starts delivering all of those expensive original shows. Looking over the fence, Sony has managed to sell 7 million units of its Xbox One rival, the PlayStation 4, as of early April 2014. Microsoft sold almost 4 million Xbox One by the end of January 2014, but the company has remained mum on numbers since then. For tech companies, no news isn’t good news—it’s a sign of unimpressive news or altogether bad numbers. Still, it’s way, way too early to call it. The PlayStation 4 was the darling out of the gate, but Microsoft has shown a remarkably humble willingness to comply with the demands of outspoken gamers, and that strategy is well suited to the slow-and-steady pace of the so-called console wars.  Related Posts last_img read more

first_imgThe magisterial probe into the Amritsar train mishap, which claimed 61 lives, has found the organisers of the Dussehra event and the gateman of the railway crossing at Jaura Phatak accountable for acts leading to the tragedy.The inquiry also gave a clean chit to Navjot Kaur Sidhu, the wife of the Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who had attended the function as chief guest, saying “she had no role in organising the event”.The magisterial inquiry into the incident was conducted by the Divisional Commissioner (Jalandhar) B. Purushartha on the orders of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who has now sought strict action against those held responsible.“Everyone concerned with organization, regulation and supervision of the event under inquiry committed omissions and commissions including dereliction of statutory duties,” observed the inquiry report, adding, “it is true that such omissions, commissions, dereliction of duties have not been done for the first time (but) in this event it combined with the blunders committed on the part of key rail employees and a ripe situation for occurrence of this accident was created.”The report, recently submitted to the State government, examined all aspects related to the tragedy. It was based on interviews with all the people affected and various officials concerned, from the district administration and the Railways.The inquiry report observed that while the spectators “committed the mistake” of watching the Dussehra event from rail tracks, the organisers held the event without permission and without undertaking the necessary safety and security measures.The organisers of the event include municipal corporation councillor Vijay Madan and her son Saurabh Madan Mithu, both associated with the ruling Congress party.The report blamed the police and the municipal corporation functionaries for their failure to enforce the law and showing unwanted generosity, while the key rail employees failed to take safety and security measures even after having full knowledge of the presence of a large number of people on and around the rail tracks.The inquiry concluded, “Gateman of Jaura Phatak, Gate No. 27 Mr. Amit Singh has not only failed in discharging his statutory duties but also committed a blunder in not taking appropriate safety and security measures which could have easily prevented this accident. He is one of those key railway employees whose blunder has resulted in this accident.”The inquiry report also blamed the gateman of another gate (No. 26) for his failure. It said, “It is also evident that Gateman of railway level crossing Gate No. 26 Mr. Nirmal Singh also failed in discharging his statutory duties by his late reaction in informing Gateman of Jaura Phatak, Gate No. 27. He came to know about this gathering on rail tracks around 5.30 p.m., but informed Gateman of Gate No. 27, Mr. Amit Singh around 6.40-6.45 p.m. He did not inform the concerned station master and keep giving all right signals to approaching trains. Therefore, he is also responsible for committing this blunder.”Organisers pulled up The inquiry report said the organisers did not having permission required for holding this event.“It is also evident that the organisers conducted this event without taking adequate precautions, measures to ensure safety and security of the people gathered to watch Dussehra celebration,” it added.Blaming the organisers for failure to inform the Railways, the report said, “The organisers neither informed the Railways nor took any precautions and safety measures to stop people from watching the celebrations from rail tracks.”last_img read more

first_imgThis photograph shows the arm bones at the point of articulation (the joint area) between the bone of the upper arm (humerus) and the two bones of the lower arm (radius and ulna).Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.last_img

first_imgReal Madrid Real Madrid star Bale suffers groin strain Dom Farrell Last updated 2 years ago 02:20 11/11/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Gareth Bale - cropped Getty Images Real Madrid Gareth Bale Atlético Madrid v Real Madrid Primera División The Wales international has suffered a groin injury that could mean a further month out of action for the Spanish and European champions. Gareth Bale is facing up to a month on the sidelines after Real Madrid confirmed another injury setback for the Wales international.Bale has been restricted to nine appearances in all competitions for Madrid this season and last featured at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League at the end of September – limping out of the action during the closing stages after opening the scoring in a 3-1 win.Real Madrid 11/2 to win UCL Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player On that occasion, the 28-year-old suffered a calf injury that ruled him out of Wales’ decisive World Cup qualification defeat to the Republic of Ireland last month.Bale, who had his 2016-17 campaign disrupted by calf and ankle problems, was back in training with Zinedine Zidane’s squad ahead of next weekend’s derby at Atletico Madrid but a club statement confirmed he has strained an adductor muscle in his left leg.A statement released by Madrid read: “Our player Gareth Bale, who felt some discomfort in his left leg at the end of Thursday’s training session, today underwent various tests carried out by the Real Madrid Sanitas medical team. “He has been diagnosed with a strain to the middle third of the adductor longus muscle in his left leg. His recovery will continue to be assessed.”Madrid did not put a date on Bale’s return, simply stating his progress would be monitored, but reports in Spain suggest the former Tottenham star is facing between three and four weeks on the sidelines.Along with the trip to Atleti’s Wanda Metropolitano on November 18, Bale will sit out Madrid’s next Champions League match against APOEL and may also miss the conclusion of their Group H campaign when Dortmund visit the Santiago Bernabeu on December 6.A trip to Athletic Bilbao and a home match against Sevilla in LaLiga come either side of the latter contest before Madrid begin their Club World Cup campaign in Abu Dhabi on December 13.Zidane’s men host Barcelona, who are eight points better off at the summit of Spain’s top flight, in the first Clasico of the season on December 23.last_img read more